Blade & Soul Korea began its Open Beta service a couple of hours ago, and here is a quick update so far. 1 hour into the game, the highest number of players recorded online at the same time was 150,000.
However, this wasn’t enough to cater for the crowd, which was on the verge of crashing the servers. 10 more servers were added immediately (a total of 25), which stabilized the game.
Now that it is the peak period, where school has finished and the adults are returning home, the number is expected to rise dramatically. NCsoft promptly added another 5 servers (a total of 30).
Note that each server may hold up to a maximum of 100,000 players. More news to come as the biggest Open Beta in Korean gaming history continues.